Sports Massage in Balham
Our award winning Balham clinic has a large and very experienced team of Clinical Massage Therapists with a huge amount of experience treating a wide range of soft tissue conditions using hands on sports and remedial massage.
What is Clinical Sports Massage?
Clinical sports massage is a type of remedial clinical massage. It is a targeted therapeutic massage that that aims to address imbalances in the soft tissue. Your therapist uses a deeper massage pressure and certain techniques to help alleviate muscle tension, pain, to improve mobility and sports performance alongside preventing injury and aiding recovery.
Our clinical massages are at our Balham clinic and are are performed by a qualified healthcare practitioner such as a physiotherapist or osteopath or by a highly skilled clinical support worker therapist. You can get sports massages as your treatment or alongside treatment from a physiotherapist or osteopath.
If you’re attending for the first time or have a new injury your massage appointment will include an assessment of your condition or injury prior to treatment.
Who is Sports Massage for?
Clinical Sports Massage does not just have to be for sports people or athletes, it can be for any individual looking to alleviate soft tissue pain and tension.
This type of massage can be beneficial for everyone as muscle tension and strains can result from many activities, sports or occupations involving repetitive movements. Clinical sports massage is also a great accompaniment to injury rehabilitation which may have caused muscle tension.
Sports Massage FAQ’s
What body parts can benefit from a Sports Massage?
Many muscles and joints can benefit from a sports massage. Your therapist will perform an initial assessment to determine the problem area before starting treatment, areas we treat include:
- Neck and Shoulders
- Upper, mid and lower back
- Quadriceps and Hamstrings
- Calves, ankle and foot
- Arm, including upper and forearm
What happens during a Clinical Massage appointment?
Your first appointment will include an initial assessment, this will allow your therapist to take a full medical history and determine any injuries and the area you would like treatment on. Your therapist will then explain to you what they are doing during treatment followed by any advice necessary.
How do I book a Clinical sports massage?
You can book your massage online via our booking system here.
You can call our clinic on 020 8672 4455 to book your appointment over the phone.
You can come into our clinic, located between Balham and Tooting to book in person. Our address is 260 Balham High Road, SW17 7AN.
Can I use my Private Medical insurance for Massage?
If your private medical insurance covers massage or has a wellness plan, you may be able to claim back the cost or part of the cost of your massage treatment. We do not invoice any insurance company directly for massage treatments, you are required to pay for the appointment in full and we will provide you with an invoice to submit a claim with your insurance.
Please note, we are unable to take any patients claiming through Vitality health insurance.
For more information about making a claim for treatment through your Private Medical Insurance, please visit our Private Medical Insurance Page
Where are my Clinical massage appointments?
All of our Clinical massage appointments are in a treatment room in our Balham Clinic. You can find our clinic at 260 Balham High Road, SW17 7AN.
We are located inbetween Balham and Tooting Bec tube stations and on multiple bus routes through Balham.